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Old 03-18-2011, 08:26 PM
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Bullseye Precision of Fort Smith is doing my Marlin MR-7 25-06 project. On his recommendation, we are going with a Krieger barrel( do any of yal know much about this barrel?) The main problem we're hitting is a stock. Neither Manners or Mcmillian produce a stock for this rifle. Do any of yal know what some of my options are? My smith does not manufacture stocks, just installs them. If I cannot find a composite stock my only option is the allready existing wood stock. What say yal?, Brad
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Old 03-18-2011, 09:42 PM
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Bullseye Precision of Fort Smith is doing my Marlin MR-7 25-06 project. On his recommendation, we are going with a Krieger barrel( do any of yal know much about this barrel?) The main problem we're hitting is a stock. Neither Manners or Mcmillian produce a stock for this rifle. Do any of yal know what some of my options are? My smith does not manufacture stocks, just installs them. If I cannot find a composite stock my only option is the allready existing wood stock. What say yal?, Brad
I'm not sure about Manners, but mcMillan should be able to provide you a blank in any style you like. Your smith might be able to inlet to your barrled action. If not, Chad Dixon (NesikaChad) is very capable of doing it.

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Old 03-19-2011, 02:46 AM
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If I do get stuck with the wood stock is what metal finishes do yal think would look good on it other than the traditional blued?
I'm fortunate that the palm area of the wooden stock is very vertcal resembeling the Mcmillan HTG stock or Manners t stock. Mainly concerned with the weather effect on the walnut stock. Brad
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Old 03-19-2011, 12:16 PM
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What are yals feelings on walnut stocks for a long range rifle? If beded and floated corectly shoud I see much issue. Thank's Brad
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Old 03-19-2011, 12:28 PM
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I would not use a walnut stock for a LR hunting rifle because of it's susceptibility to environmental conditions. I was a hobby woodworker for quite a few years and I have seen what environmental conditions will do to wood. Possibly for varminting when you can choose good conditions. I am considering refinishing a S&W 1500 which has a very nice walnut Monte Carlo w/cheek pad and rebarreling it to 6mm-284 for varminting.

My general hunting guns get good sturdy synthetic stocks.
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Old 03-19-2011, 12:44 PM
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You could always have the walnut stock glass bedded with pillars put in. That would help to eliminate the effects of weather in the wood. Another step would be to strip it down and use a good wood sealers that would seal the wood from moisture and humidity and refinish the stock.

From what I have seen, the action closely resembles a Savage in many aspects. You may want to purchase a Savage stock and see how it fits. You may or may not need to do some material removal and fitment. Just a thought.

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You could always have the walnut stock glass bedded with pillars put in. That would help to eliminate the effects of weather in the wood. Another step would be to strip it down and use a good wood sealers that would seal the wood from moisture and humidity and refinish the stock.

From what I have seen, the action closely resembles a Savage in many aspects. You may want to purchase a Savage stock and see how it fits. You may or may not need to do some material removal and fitment. Just a thought.

Tank
Howdy Tank

I would Devcon bed the stock with pillars and that would help, but IMO, it wouldn't completely stop the effect of temp and humidity changes on it, even if it's well "sealed".
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